Af­ter 35 years I can go no fur­ther with OS X

Mac Format - - APPLE TALK -

I am a MacFor­mat sub­scriber and have used Ap­ple kit since the late 1970s. Over a long pe­riod I have built up my per­sonal work­flows and habits around Ap­ple’s ex­cel­lent op­er­at­ing sys­tems up to ver­sion 10.6.8. My pro­duc­tiv­ity de­pends on two fea­tures: be­ing able to open fold­ers in new win­dows, and hav­ing the win­dows that were open prior to shut down re­open on startup to re­sume a work­flow.

OS X 10.7 on­wards no longer has these fea­tures. Open­ing fold­ers in new win­dows is pos­si­ble by hold­ing but I want to be able to repli­cate the older OS be­hav­iour. I refuse to up­grade to newer OS ver­sions un­less I ab­so­lutely have to. Is there a way of con­fig­ur­ing the latest OS to work in these ways? If not, are there any third-party tools that would achieve the same ob­jec­tive? Mi­noo Pa­tel When you choose > Shut Down, the win­dows that are open are saved as long as ‘Re­open win­dows when log­ging back in’ is ticked. If you need to pre­serve your ex­ist­ing work ses­sion with even more fi­delity, you can just sleep your Mac, which uses very lit­tle power nowa­days.

Re­gard­ing Fin­der, the way to re­in­state the be­hav­iour you want is to hide the tool­bar and switch to icon or list view. Fin­der win­dows will then work more like they did in the clas­sic OS, open­ing a new win­dow when you dou­ble-click a folder. How­ever, this also for­feits mod­ern fea­tures such as the side­bar.

The Mac has evolved through twenty ma­jor OS re­leases since the 1980s

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